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Ancient and Medieval History Online

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An Exploration of World History, from Prehistory through the 1500s

Ancient and Medieval History: Pre-1500 provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. Each civilization's history is brought to life through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, primary sources, maps and graphs, timelines, suggested readings, and suggested search terms. All the Infobase history databases in a collection are fully cross-searchable.

Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Coverage: images and tablet/mobile-friendly videos, slideshows, timelines, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, and maps and graphs
  • Easy Access to Content: featured content handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas at the top of every page
  • Focused Topic Centers: specially selected entries, resources, videos, and slideshow overviews that provide a study guide for a particular civilization
  • Primary Sources: thousands of historical documents with introductory paragraphs that provide context and background to the sources—perfect for document-based learning and strengthening critical-thinking skills
  • Featured Videos and Slideshows: videos and SMART Board–friendly slideshows that provide a fascinating visual look into topics
  • Authoritative Source List: a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of content in the database
  • Full Cross-Searchability: allows users to tailor searches across any combination of the Infobase History Research Center databases to which your institution subscribes.

Features:

  • Universal Folder for all saved items across any Infobase History Research Center databases in your collection, plus enhanced Save-to-Folder functionality
  • Search by Common Core, national, state, provincial, International Baccalaureate Organization, and College Board AP standards to find correlating articles
  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists that can be filtered by Topic Center
  • Tag "clouds" for all content, linking to related material
  • In-depth overview essays on relevant historical topics under Suggested Reading
  • A detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus civilization-specific timelines
  • Maps and graphs with descriptions
  • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
  • Share content to Google Classroom
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard styles, with EasyBib export functionality
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, number of search results, and standards set for correlations
  • Persistent record links
  • Search Assist technology
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages.

--------- Ancient and Medieval History Online Facts On File 06/01/2001